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June 21st, 2017 Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata, reminds us day-after-day that education is a foundation for success and a bridge from our past to our future. Education is the foundation of opportunities and the key to a better life...

May 24th, 2017 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. BBC News reports that he replaces...

March 1st, 2017 For many, publishing peer-reviewed research in a reputable scientific journal remains a pipe dream. But, reports the Sunday Tribune, for Kumeren Govender, a 23-year-old final-year medical student at the University of KwaZulu Natal, this is something...

December 7th, 2016 A University of Cape Town PhD student, Habib Noorbhai, has clinched the Mr South Africa title. And as part of his studies, working with his supervisor, Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes, they have pioneered a new coaching cricket bat design The...

November 16th, 2016 The African region’s 'father of evidence-based healthcare' is what the South African Medical Research Council called Professor Jimmy Volmink, dean of the faculty of medicine and health sciences at Stellenbosch University, when presenting him...
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